The Romans Had Cool Tombs, III

The Romans Had Cool Tombs, III

This is the Portonaccio Sarcophagus, found in the Rome National Museum. It is from c.190-200 AD and was made for a Roman general under Marcus Aurelius.

The sarcophagus shows the roman talent at sculpture and relief. It is filled with battle scenes. The photos below show just how much detail is in the artwork. The photos are not my own, the source is [here].

Portonaccio Sarcophagus 2

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Source [here] and [here]

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2 Responses to The Romans Had Cool Tombs, III

  1. Atreyu Crimmins says:

    Cool tombs? By Jove, it’s almost worth dying to get into one of these! 😉

    Great blog.

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